Posts Tagged ‘ thoroughbred ’

Triple Crown: Afleet Alex, Pleasant Colony

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on April 8, 2015

The only horse on this list that lost the Kentucky Derby and went on to win the Preakness and Belmont, Afleet Alex's chance to win the Triple Crown ended early on in the racing season, but his powerful efforts in the Preakness and Belmont ushered in countless thoughts of "what if" after the season ended. In the 2005 Kentucky Derby, Afleet Alex came in third by less than a length behind longshot winner Giacomo...

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Triple Crown: Alysheba, Charismatic

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on March 9, 2015

A virtually ignored horse before the Derby, Alysheba had a terrific pedigree, as the son of 1978's Alydar, but had only won one of his first nine races and was the bettors' sixth choice at 8-1. However, he reached his peak at the right time. The day of the Derby saw the colt nearly knocked down by Bet Twice, only to recover and battle desperately down the stretch. In one of the most physical Derbies in recent memory, Alysheba ultimately prevailed by less than a length...

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Triple Crown: Sunday Silence, War Emblem, Silver Charm

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on February 10, 2015

Unlike the previous two selections, Sunday Silence was not ignored by any means. Picked by the experts from the outset as one of the favorites in the Derby, the California-bred horse was nonetheless overshadowed by the media's favorite and East Coast darling Easy Goer, the U.S. Champion Two-Year-Old. Easy Goer was the 4-5 favorite, with Sunday Silence as the 3-1 second choice. From the outset, the focus was on Easy and Sunday, with no other horse in the 15-horse field given much of a chance....

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Excitement Mounts for Breeders’ Cup Weekend

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on October 27, 2014
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The 2014 Breeders' Cup events will be held at Santa Anita on October 31 and November 1, starting with the $1 million Juvenile Turf at 2:25 pm Friday, and concluding with the much anticipated $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at 5:35 pm on Saturday. The Breeders' Cup weekend is widely considered to be the highlight of the year in horseracing circles and is the richest in North America, with $24.5 million in prize money distributed over thirteen races...

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Arlington Million Stakes on the Horizon

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on August 4, 2014

Taking place on August 16 at Arlington Park, the Arlington Million Stakes is a prestigious event in its own right, as well as being a springboard for the winner to compete in the Breeders' Cup Turf – an event carrying a purse of $3 million and attracting equine athletes from far and wide. It was recently announced that both the 2013 Irish Derby winner, Trading Leather, and 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf winner, Magician, will be travelling across the Atlantic to compete in the Arlington Million Stakes.

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Untapable Wins Mother Goose Stakes

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on June 30, 2014

With four straight wins, including the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, Untapable is under the spotlight as one of the season’s most promising racehorses. Ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Steve Asmussen, the three-year-old filly crossed the finish line nine-and-a-quarter lengths in the lead with a time of 1:41.48...

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World’s Best Racehorses Honored

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on December 9, 2013

Based on performance in selected races, three horses are chosen each year as Longines World's Best Racehorses. The top three racehorses for 2013 were honored at the Longines World's Best Racehorse Ceremony held in Hong Kong on December 6. Black Caviar (Australia) and Treve (France) tied for first place, with Wise Dan (United States) taking third place...

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Mucho Macho Man

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on November 11, 2013

The 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships celebrated its 30th anniversary on the first and second of November at http://www.horseracing.com/tracks/california/santa-anita/" title="Santa Anita Park">Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, with Mucho Macho Man crossing the finish line first in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic

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Canadian HOA Inductee Sid Attard

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on September 12, 2013

Having received his training license in 1977, Sid Attard can add Canadian Hall of Fame inductee to his list of achievements and honors in his long and illustrious career in Canadian horse racing. he biography presented with his induction refers to him as having a positive work ethic...

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Harness Racing Highlights

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on August 29, 2013

The history of standardbred horses in North America can be traced back to the English thoroughbred stallion by the name of Messenger which was brought to the United States in 1788 as a racehorse sire...

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